Using the Emergent Curriculum process, teachers are guided by the questions children naturally ask regarding nature and the enviroment. These questions (and answers) form the backbone of the science curriculum.
The science corner encourages natural curiosity as they use the magnifying glass to look at assorted bugs, twigs and leaves that were 'discovered' on a previous day's walk. A close examination of bugs and insects helps to deal with any unexplained fears.
- Simple science experiences (volcanoes anyone?)
- Opportunities to explore our science corner
- Regular outdoor walks that focus on nature discovery and the environment
A broader sense of enviromental awareness occurs with our day-to-day commitment to recylcing, composting and encouraging use of multi-use, washable containers for snacks and lunch.